for the Parliament of Kenya
|Area||8.8 km2 (3.4 sq mi)|
|Number of members||One|
|Member(s)||Yusuf Hassan Abdi|
|Created from||Nairobi Central & Nairobi North-East|
Kamukunji Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of seventeen constituencies of Nairobi County. It consists of central to eastern areas of Nairobi. Kamukunji constituency had common boundaries with Pumwani Division of Nairobi. The entire constituency is located within Nairobi City County area. The constituency has an area of 8.80 km2 (3.4 sq mi). The constituency forms part of what was known as Nairobi Central Constituency at the 1963 elections. Kamukunji Constituency was conceived prior to the 1969 elections. The current constituency boundaries were revised prior to the 2013 elections. It borders Starehe Constituency to the west, Makadara to the south, Embakasi West Constituency to the east, and Mathare Constituency to the north.
Prominent politician Tom Mboya was the first MP from this constituency. He was assassinated in 1969.
|1969||Maina Wanjigi||KANU||One-party system|
|1974||Maina Wanjigi||KANU||One-party system|
|1979||Philip Nicholas Gor||KANU||One-party system|
|1983||Maina Wanjigi||KANU||One-party system|
|1988||Maina Wanjigi||KANU||One-party system|
|1997||Norman Nyagah||Democratic Party|
|2007||Simon Mbugua||PNU||Results were not declared until August 2008 due to a court case. However, he eventually lost the seat as the election was annulled by a court in January 2011|
|2011||Yusuf Hassan Abdi||PNU||By-election 18 August 2011: Yusuf Hassan (PNU – 19,030), Jonny Ibrahim (ODM – 15,476), Brian Weke (Narc-Kenya – 4,064)|
|2013||Yusuf Hassan Abdi||TNA||Election 4 March 2013||:|
|2017||Yusuf Hassan Abdi||Jubilee Party||Elections were held on 8 August 2017|
|2022||Yusuf Hassan Abdi||Jubilee Party||2022 Kenyan general election|
After the promulgation of the 2010 constitution and the implementation of devolution, the 2013 elections had Kamukunji constituency boundaries were revised, reducing number of wards to five, while creating new ones, namely; California, Eastleigh North, Eastleigh South, Airbase and Pumwani wards.
The Sub-county shares the same boundaries with what was the Pumwani Division; the division had common boundaries with Kamukunji Constituency prior to 2013. The Sub-county is headed by the sub-county administrator, appointed by a County Public Service Board.